Paul Matthews

Professional Development Lead and Deputy Secretary of National Detectives Forum - PFEW

Paul joined the Met Police in 2000 and became a Detective in 2009 after spending several years in response and neighbourhood policing. Having worked in a variety of roles including burglary and robbery squads as well as CID and Safeguarding, he later went on to work in Counter Terrorism before being promoted to Detective Sergeant in 2016 and posted to the Hammersmith and Fulham crime squad.

Paul first became a Fed Rep in 2013 after becoming disillusioned by the cuts to Police pay, pensions and conditions and has gone on to represent officers in several high-profile cases such as the Daniel Morgan enquiry and inquests into the murders by Steven Port. He was elected as the region 8 Sergeants rep for the National Board in June 2022 and has the national lead for professional development, disability and missing people.

Always keen to promote the role of Detective, he became Deputy Secretary of the National Detective Forum in September 2021 and has contributed towards an uplift in Detectives across the country.

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